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Close-up of a C-17…in flight

on August 24, 2012

I’ve said it before about being “in the right place at the right time” and yesterday was no exception (though I think it helps that I find most everything interesting). Fred and I needed to go to Tacoma for the day and, on our way back, we passed right by McChord AFB where they happen to be practicing “touch & go” maneuvers with the C-17’s (and, as a bit of trivia, this is 1 of only 241 of these made, as of 3/12, with a length of 174 feet and wingspan of 170 feet).  Of course we pulled off to the side of the road and Fred, being the ever-thinking person he is, parked as close as possible to get us lined up with the runway. I hopped (okay, I crawled) onto the flat-bed to get an incredible vantage point for watching them and shooting some really fun photos. It was interesting watching the planes come and go, especially through the camera viewfinder…and a little intimidating when all I could see was the landing gear (without the zoom…). Here’s the Wikipedia link for more information on these (incredibly loud – but exciting!) planes… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_C-17_Globemaster_III



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